Dogs need help in Rincon- Heading down top PR soon for surfing and want to help???

Discussion in 'Puerto Rico' started by Evan Testa, Nov 7, 2014.

  1. Evan Testa

    Evan Testa New Member

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    Nov 7, 2014
    Just got back from a week in Rincon. The surf was fun but the stray dogs were devastating to see. There are three dogs living on the beach at the Rincon Beach Resort in Anasco. One is a DOGO and he is really sick. He will die soon if someone doesn't rescue him. He is the sweetest dog I have ever met. Please think about rescuing him if you are heading to PR.
     

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  2. metard

    metard Well-Known Member

    Mar 11, 2014
    why didn't you rescue him?
     

  3. ClemsonSurf

    ClemsonSurf Well-Known Member

    Dec 10, 2007
    WTF is a DOGO?
     
  4. seldom seen

    seldom seen Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2012
    Was wondering the same...just looked it up apparently there's a breed called Argentinian Dogo.

    Also, hope those dogs end up ok.
     
  5. yankee

    yankee Well-Known Member

    Sep 26, 2008
    PR has that dead dog beach place: insanity on earth, it's been extensively written up. Nightmare for dogs in that country.
    SATO Project trying to help but when they're up against a culture where it's the norm to torture dogs....

    http://www.thesatoproject.org/what-we-do/

    I've surfed PR. Honestly? Incredible waves at Wildo. And yet one of the reasons that I am not wanting to return to PR is the way the locals treat animals. I didn't like what I saw. Yah yah it's their culture & all that PC tolerant crap. Torture of animals is not ok with me no matter where it is.

    The house we stayed at had a next-door neighbor who had a dog chained up in their yard on a 3' lead & a crappy tiny hut to crawl into. Day & night in very sweltering hot conditions this dog was out there in the dirt with no shade just panting all day long. While the morbidly obese PR family sat in the shade on the porch of their nice house playing with their iPhones. The dog got zero attention from the gordo family, was never let off the lead, barely received water & they would throw some food at it once a day.

    Couldn't take it after a couple days, so I finally went over & asked the guy to make the dog's lead longer, at least do that. He did. But that dog was / is living in hell. Not a lot that one could do. Very frustrating.
     
  6. beerndwata

    beerndwata Well-Known Member

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    Sep 18, 2013
    i have a dogo argentine, they were supposedly hunting dogs in south America that were mixes of great danes, cane corsos, and American pits. extremely loyal and kind dogs. mine is a 5 year old ***** and she doesn't leave my side while we're running.
    I adopted her too, and she still turned out great.

    I literally JUST got the invite from a friend to go on a PR trip in December. I hope he's still there when I make it, cause although I don't know how the heck I'd get him back to the states, but I'd be damned if I didn't try.
    If you look it up, Dogo's are actually pretty expensive and hard to find. plenty of imposters out there though.

    on the PR animal torture thing, this is the first I've heard of it being their culture, but it makes total sense of a situation I didn't understand when growing up:
    had Puerto rican neighbors in VB, and they had a kid who was my age... this little chubby kid would pull WWE Wrestling moves on his Chihuahua and Labrador like he was stone cold steve Austin. and he thought he was the $hit for doing it too.
    my brother and I eventually beat his ass when he hit our dog one day. he still tries to make conversation with us, even though we openly talk $hit to him. his parents were always super weird and nurturing of him too.

    IDK thanks for sharing dude.
     
  7. yankee

    yankee Well-Known Member

    Sep 26, 2008
    Good on ya, mate, for a kind spirit.

    The dog that I'm referring to is located in the yard next to Shayne McIntire's 'Blue House.' White dog with splashes of tan. Seems very intelligent, he's friendly & he's literally just dying for someone to hang out with and be happy with.
     
  8. yankee

    yankee Well-Known Member

    Sep 26, 2008
  9. Evan Testa

    Evan Testa New Member

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    Nov 7, 2014

    I wish I had, I didn't understand the process until I started researching the process when I got home. I'm looking for a family member to go down and get him. I had to return to work or I would be on a plane down there today.
     
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  10. metard

    metard Well-Known Member

    Mar 11, 2014
    so...... about the surf

    post some pics or something like that
     
  11. seldom seen

    seldom seen Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2012
    Damn man, didn't realize it was so culturally engrained there. Definitely would influence my travel plans as well. And def gonna check out that Sato Project.

    I applaud the ass-beating and your self restraint for not killing the dude.

    Now some wild dog news from good old 'Merica. Alpha female illegally poached in eastern Washington last week(along with more I'm sure), and a 9 year old Yellowstone Alpha male killed, legally, just outside park boundaries. Nine years worth of knowledge and strong genes wasted for someone's pride. Also, legalized dog fighting, in the form of hound hunting wolves, set to begin Dec 1...I need a wave or you might see me on the news sooner than i had planned...just kidding fellers, don't worry:cool:
     
  12. Slashdog

    Slashdog Well-Known Member

    May 22, 2012
    I hope you grab him, but I have to wonder, why him?

    I hope it's not because DOGO meat is so hard to come by....

    Of course there are tens of thousands (probably more) of strays in PR. It's very unfortunate that they get beaten and live in the state that they do. I've fallen in love with my fair share of latin american poochies, but I haven't taken anything back; my life and location are not yet suited to poochie care.

    In Argentina the strays get BBQ and medical care, and homemade jackets for the winter. I kid you not; the way that country treats dogs will blow your mind. Cross the border into Chile and sh*t changes fast. Different cultural mindsets, make money vs. live and nurture life.
     
  13. bagus

    bagus Well-Known Member

    Jul 13, 2014
    for 25 bucks a month u can foster one in barrio puntas , I will even send you a picture , that's less than a dollar a day

    pm for info
     
  14. World B Free

    World B Free Well-Known Member

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    Feb 7, 2013
    We met a Vet on a PR trip a few years ago. She runs Island Dog rescues. Totally cool lady and a worthwhile charity to support.

    They run the Red Collar program where-in they spay and neuter as many strays as they can while running a shelter to find foster homes for pups on the mainland. If you see a dog with a red collar on, good chance Island Dogs is responsible.

    Please check out their site @ www.islanddog.org/ . They sell some cool t-shirts and hats so it is easy to give to this noble effort. Please consider donating some $, these folks really are doing "gods work".

    As the OP stated, this is a serious problem in Puerto Rico. Our four legged friend do need our help.
     
  15. SearchForShacks

    SearchForShacks Well-Known Member

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    Jan 1, 2009
    Ok so i was in pr a few years ago went out to tamboo for open mic night and had a blast when things were shutting down i caught a ride back up the hill to where i was staying with some new friends from the bar well i missed pointing out the turnout for the place i was staying and ended up getting dropped off a little ways up the road.. i hop out of the car bid my new friends a safe ride home... as soon as the car pulls away a pack of little dogs comes out of nowhere and starts harassing me, I'm kicking at them and they are all just going after my ankles the whole walk home, made it home unscathed however it was a sketch experience, puerto rico is an amazing place however there are plenty of unfriendly locals of both the human and canine varieties.
     
  16. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    Every time I've been down I see dogs hanging out at the beach, but usually they belong to someone. There is this one dog that hangs out at Maria's every morning, she constantly is getting humped by the other dogs. She'll go up to the parking lot and bark at the other dogs on the sand and usually they will go hump her one by one, like the neighborhood whore. I've never seen one that looks like the dog posted by the OP. That's really sad to see and I hope someone takes care of him. The one thing that shocked me the first time I ever went to PR was seeing how people will tie their horse to the guard rail next to the highway and leave them there. Or watching a horse cross the highway on it's own because it's not tied to anything.
     
  17. Riley Martin's Disgruntled Neighbor

    Riley Martin's Disgruntled Neighbor Well-Known Member

    Aug 22, 2012
    Yankee's soft underbelly is exposed! Who would have thunk it to be beach dogs. Terrible time for this to be posted with HOTY approaching.

    In all seriousness, that's terrible. When I was Costa all the local supermarkets had strays that hung out looking for a handout. They were in tough shape. I bought a loaf of bread and played St. Francis for a bit. You just never want to see any creature struggling.
     
  18. beerndwata

    beerndwata Well-Known Member

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    Sep 18, 2013
    I applaud the ass-beating and your self restraint for not killing the dude.

    thanks man, stoked on what seems to be a great opportunity to help out down there.
    this PR trip would coincide with my birthday too so I'm getting hyped!
    here below is my pooch-Keva the dogo argentino, should've put this up in the dog thread but oh well
    great dogs, get one if you can!

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  19. yankee

    yankee Well-Known Member

    Sep 26, 2008
    In Thailand the dogs are happy, fat & hanging ten on the streets. The reason is, as you've noted: the culture.
    (And no, they weren't beefing up the dogs to eat them.)

    I'd see the locals in Thailand all the time going to the curb & scraping table scraps from restaurants into the street for the stray dogs. I was amazed (in a good way) the first time I saw it - - then witnessed it happening repeatedly.

    As opposed to the DR or PR where the dogs are treated as filth & starved, tortured and murdered.

    Dogs have my heart, always. The human race can go fukk itself, in general. :mad:
    That last observation should put me back in the numero uno place for HOTY. With Sandblasters on the DL, you can just dream on, Carter, dream on.
     
  20. EmassSpicoli

    EmassSpicoli Well-Known Member

    Apr 16, 2013
    I'd think this is a similar case in most of the Caribbean/CenAm nations. On my visit to ES, I noted to our guide that there were a ton of dogs, but not a lot of dog owners. He chuckled and knew just what I meant. You don't have to have a bad dog owner for a pooch to be improperly treated. Not having an owner at all can be the same or worse.